Most dog rescues rely on multiple foster homes to function. However, anyone who has fostered dogs knows that having an extra dog around can be a lot of work. But that doesn’t stop one Florida couple who runs a dog rescue right out of their own home.
The couple could have anywhere from 20 to 75 dogs in their house at once. Since they began this passion project back in 2008, they’ve rescued more than 12,500 dogs from unfortunate situations.
Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta have always been passionate about dogs, where they first started Danny & Ron’s Rescue when helping save 600 homeless dogs after Hurricane Katrina. They thought it would be a one-time thing, but they soon felt motivated to continue helping dogs in need.
So, the couple made a one-of-a-kind rescue, where they let the dogs roam free in their house until they get adopted instead of keeping them in kennels. It’s like a haven for the dogs who had a rough start to life.
“They can get on the couch, the furniture, the beds, and some nights we’ll have 17 dogs in the bed. It really helps dogs from puppy mills, and abuse cases come out of their shells,” said Danta.
Robertshaw and Danta have gained immense support over the years, and many of the dogs get adopted quickly.
“Our mission is for people to have dogs and the dogs to have homes, so we set out to do everything we possibly can to enable that to happen,” Robertshaw said.
The couple hopes that their goals for helping dogs will live on through the people who support them.